Communards 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 30th September 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 30th September 1986

So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes broadcast from 5pm-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Wednesday 24th to Monday 29th September 1986.

This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week, thirty years ago, there were nine new entrys, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. New Order – “State Of The Nation”
A new entry last week, this week a drop of ten places for the new New Order song as it nearly drops out of the top 40 altogether.

39. Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
Some big changes in the upper half of the chart this week, just in time for Autumn, so this Summer’s stalwarts are all dropping heavily and that goes for Bon Jovi, down nineteen places.

38. Howard Jones – “All I Want”
Before some more big fallers, we intervein with our first new entry this week, which comes from Howard Jones with a new song, the first from a new album which will be coming out in just a few weeks time.

37. Midnight Star – “Midas Touch”
Midnight Star follow their recent top twenty hit with a new entry this week. Do they have the midas touch to beat “Headlines” to a higher position…?

36. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Rage Hard”
Back to the top twenty clearout next and Frankie Goes To Hollywood suffer a slide of twenty places with their brand new track.

35. Modern Talking – “Brother Louie”
While Modern Talking drop eighteen places with their very first UK top 40 hit after two months inside the chart and hoping this won’t be their last…

34. Julian Cope – “World Shut Your Mouth”
Back to the new intake and next is British artist Julian Cope, who has been recording since 1983 but has yet to achieve a top 40 single entry. That all changes today with the first new song from his third album that he is currently recording.

33. Dead or Alive – “Brand New Lover”
Not dropping far but still going down after just one week of positive progress are Dead or Alive with their newest song, which drops back two places.

32. Sinitta – “So Macho”
Having been on the chart for three whole months, Sinitta loses her strength and her chart positions week after weeks, this time she’s down eleven places.

31. Ultravox – “Same Old Story”
Going up two places are Ultravox with their latest offering following their return to the top 40 last week. Their new album is out in two weeks time.

30. Paul Young – “Wonderland”
Paul Young returns to the top 40 this week and for the first time this year and also with new new music, which earns him a new entry.

29. Status Quo – “In The Army Now”
…is the title of the new Status Quo album. We’ve had two hit singles from it so far so can the title track make it three in a row…?

28. MC Miker and DJ Sven – “Holiday Rap”
The holiday rap from Dutch men MC Miker and DJ Sven takes a big knock this week of seventeen places as it leaves the upper half of the chart.

27. Loose Ends – “Slow Down”
Never mind slow down, Loose Ends’ current release is taking it slow on the up as week three sees it climb two places.

26. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”
Back with more are The Bangles having scored their first top ten hit at the beginning of this year with “Manic Monday”. This is UK top 40 entry number three for them.

25. The Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty In Pink”
No longer pretty in pink nor in the top twenty for The Psychedelic Furs as the title song from the hit film goes down seven places.

24. Queen – “Who Wants To Live Forever?”
The third single from Queen’s “A Kind Of Magic” album landed on the chart last week and moves up four places in week two.

23. Pet Shop Boys – “Suburbia”
Chris and Neil of the Pet Shop Boys have scored three top 40 entries this year from their debut album and this is the fourth cut which gives them a new entry this week.

22. Big Country – “One Great Thing”
Not a great thing or a great week for Big Country with the latest cut from their brand new album that slips out of the top twenty down three places.

21. Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors”
It’s been a good week for America’s Cyndi Lauper, however, as her third single to make the top 40 here goes up thirteen places in its second week.

20. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
In his tenth week on the UK top 40, former chart topper Boris Gardiner leaves the top ten…and falls eleven places.

19. Genesis – “In Too Deep”
Some better news for Genesis this week. They have ben non-movers for the past two weeks with the latest single from the “Invisible Touch” album, but get under way again with a climb of three places.

18. Amazulu – “Montego Bay”
Amazulu return to the upper half of the chart with the follow up to “Too Good To Be Forgotten”, which goes up five places.

17. Michael McDonald – “Sweet Freedom”
Not shining of anything sweet for American singer Michael McDonald this week as his second hit of this year drops back five places.

16. Timex Social Club – “Rumors”
And time runs out at the Timex Social Club as their debut single falls back three places having been a top ten hit ‘across the pond’.

15. Marti Webb – “Always There”
last weeks highest climber came from Marti Webb with the title theme of the new series Howards Way and she enjoys another good week with it as she moves into the top twenty, up nine places.

14. a-ha – “I’ve Been Losing You”
Lots of new music this week and it doesn’t stop there as a-ha are back with a big new entry and also something brand new following their four previous hits that have spanned the past ten months.

13. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can’t Turn Around”
One week in the top ten and that’s all Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk gets as his biggest hit yet drops out and down three places.

12. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck On You”
Huey Lewis and The News have been making small moves for some five weeks now with their latest track and they continue that trend with a climb of three places in week six.

11. OMD – “(Forever) Live And Die”
Also going up again this week are OMD with their latest recording, which also goes up three places to put them just outside the top ten.

10. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”
Peter Cetera has reached the two month mark on the UK chart and most of that has been spent in the top ten, which is where he stays but down four places.

9. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”
One above him is last week’s highest new entry from Paul Simon with the lead track from his upcoming new album and with a climb of seventeen places, he becomes this week’s highest!

8. Run DMC and Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
No running for Run DMC and Aerosmith this week as their new slant on the latters 1970’s recording goes nowhere for a second week running.

7. Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight”
Going down two this week are Cutting Crew with their debut single. They will release their debut album towards the end of next month.

6. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”
Jermaine Stewart has been moving about in the top five for five of the eight weeks he’s been on the UK top 40 with his first hit, but does so no longer as he falls four places.

5. The Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side”
Climbing ever higher are The Eurythmics with the second new song to come from them this year as they go up two places.

4. Cameo – “Word Up”
The word up this week is that Cameo slip back one place with their highest charting single here in the UK top date.

3. Madonna – “True Blue”
Making way for this week’s highest new entry which comes from Madonna with the title track of her new album, that gives her a third top ten hit from the album that’s already been number one.

2. Five Star – “Rain Or Shine”
Moving into second place are Five Star with their fourth top ten hit overall and with a climb of two, this makes the song their highest charting yet.

1. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
For a fourth week it’s The Communards that top the lot with their version of the Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes original. But can they make it a fifth with so much competition at their feet. Will it be Five Star or Madonna or The Eurythmics that topple them? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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